Advice we should all heed, Linus.
John Cohen hires Dallas Baptist's Wes Johnson as the new pitching coach - It's not the guy everyone thought we were getting a couple of days ago, but apparently he's a hell of a hire. If you're not impressed by the raw numbers thrown around in that article (it fails to point out, by the way, that Dallas Baptist was in the top two in its conference in every meaningful pitching statistic last season), check this out: five of his pitchers at Dallas Baptist were drafted earlier this year. Alright then.
Diaz enjoys messing with quarterbacks' minds - Diaz spoke with reporters this week about the state of the defense and about how "relentless pressure" gums up the works for opposing offenses. We're 9th in the country in TFLs, 26th in sacks, and 21st in scoring defense. So keep on doing your thing, Diaz. If we ever get that whole 1st-quarter-counts-too thing down, we'll be pretty damn stout.
Want to read more about how exciting basketball is going to be at State this year? Read this and this. The men have an elite coach, one of the best freshmen in the country, and a slew of solid seniors. The women are coming off of arguably the best season in program history, return four starters, and have been ranked by some in the preseason as high as 6th nationally. Good times.
National dap for Taveze Calhoun - Calhoun is one of 12 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is given to the best football scholar-athlete in the nation by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Not bad for a lightly recruited kid who was hoping to get an offer from Jackson State when Mullen gave him a call back in 2011.
Relentless, Vol. IX - Here it is:
Some movies from my childhood have come to represent moments in time that cannot be replicated. Whether this is due to some nostalgic construct about the perceived significance some film had among my peers or is a subconscious recognition of a larger cultural phenomenon, the recollection is vivid and immediate.
On this Halloween eve, I am compelled to offer up a small slice of this potentially shared media-driven consciousness. This, ladies and gentlemen, is 1980s suburban American adolescence preserved for posterity in a clip from the cinematic triumph dubbed, and I pause for reverence, The Monster Squad:
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Pink Floyd Fridays
Among the more Halloween-appropriate songs from the Floyd canon: